Andrew Reidy Partner

Washington, DC
T 202.753.3752 | F 973.597.6193



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Andrew represents policyholders in disputes against insurance companies in connection with a wide variety of insurance policies, including directors and officers (D&O), commercial liability, property, errors and omissions, crime, and fidelity policies. His clients–including Fortune 100 corporations and governmental entities–rely on his “deep subject matter expertise” (Chambers) in insurance-related disputes throughout the country.

Andrew’s practice includes a broad spectrum of legal services, from counseling companies on how to maximize an insurance recovery to representing policyholders in mediation, arbitration, litigation, and trial in state and federal courts. In the course of 30 years representing policyholders, he has successfully tried insurance cases and argued complex insurance issues before numerous courts, including the highest courts of Massachusetts, Iowa, and Delaware.

Andrew has authored and co-authored hundreds of articles and frequently lectures on coverage issues. He has been a regular speaker at programs sponsored by, among others, Forbes, Mealey’s, The Risk and Insurance Management Society, and the American Bar Association. He has also appeared on Court TV regarding D&O insurance.

Andrew is recognized as a leading lawyer nationally by Chambers USA. According to the 2016 edition of the guide, sources say, “He probably has some of the best practical common-sense judgment that I’ve ever seen in a lawyer. He’s able to hone in very quickly on the strengths or weaknesses in a client’s case and he will be honest with his clients both ways.”


Representative Engagements

Represented several Blue Cross Blue Shield entities in litigation to obtain insurance coverage for RICO class actions. Obtained significant rulings about the broad scope of reinsurance discovery. Matter settled formally on the eve of trial.
Represented equipment manufacturer in obtaining summary judgments for tens of millions of dollars for defense costs relating to asbestos cases and successfully argued appeal upholding award of coverage.
Represented Goodrich against more than 30 insurance companies in an environmental liability coverage dispute. Tried the case against non-settling insurers, winning an award of $42 million for cleanup and defense costs, a future award worth tens of millions of dollars, a bad faith verdict, and an attorneys’ fees award of $12 million. The decision was later affirmed on appeal.
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Other Distinctions

  • Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business (2010-2016) Nationwide Insurance, Dispute Resolution: Policyholder, "deep subject matter expertise" in insurance matters, and "extremely knowledgeable, very experienced, hard-working and imaginative"
     
  • Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business (2009-2016) District of Columbia, Insurance, Policyholder, "responsive, creative thinker who solves problems"
     
  • Washington DC Super Lawyers (2013-2017)
     
  • Benchmark Plaintiff: The Definitive Guide to America's Leading Plaintiff Litigation Firms and Attorneys (2013)

  • The Best Lawyers in America (2017)

Speaking Engagements

  • Presentation, “Settling Claims with Insurance and Claims Against Insurers,” April 20, 2017

  • Presentation, “The Risk of Connectivity,” November 17, 2016

  • Presentation, "The False Claims Act – Recent Developments, Best Practices, And Pursuing Insurance To Manage The Risk,” November 2, 2016

  • Presentation, "Best Practices for Insurance Placement and Claims Resolution," October 6, 2016

  • Presentation, “Strategies for Managing Cyber Risks and Maximizing Insurance Recoveries,” June 8, 2016

  • Presentation, “The False Claims Act – Recent Developments, Best Practices, And Pursuing Insurance To Manage The Risk,” April 7, 2016

  • Presentation, "Insurance Coverage for Additional Insureds — Navigating the Minefield," April 16, 2015

  • Presentation, “Renewable Energy, Energy Security, and Cyber Security,” American Bar Association/American Council On Renewable Energy/Bloomberg New Energy Finance Teleconference, January 28, 2015

  • Presentation, “Directors and Officers Liability Insurance,” Latest Developments in D&O Insurance CLE Seminar, December 3, 2014

Publications

Is Your D&O Coverage Ready For Individual Liability?
The Corporate Board, January/February 2017
Andrew Reidy, Joseph Saka
Cyber Insurance Considerations for the Energy Sector
ABA Renewable, Alternative, and Distributed Energy Resources (RADER) Committee Newsletter, March 2015
Courtney Alvarez, Andrew Reidy
Insurance Coverage for Companies Facing a Government Investigation
Bloomberg Insurance and the Director & Officer Liability Law Report, December 2009
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Press Mentions

Andrew Reidy, Catherine Serafin, and Joseph Saka are mentioned in Law360 regarding the tentative settlement of a lawsuit that resulted from defaulted loans which are being sought out by the issuing company. , Law360 , October 28, 2015
Andrew Reidy and Catherine Serafin are mentioned in Law360 regarding the Eleventh Circuit’s decision to overturn the lower court and hold that defendant had to provide insurance coverage for an underlying claim. , Law360 , December 17, 2014

Related Areas

Insurance Recovery Group
Litigation

Education


George Washington University Law School ( J.D. , 1987 )
Boston College ( B.A. , 1984 ) , cum laude

Bar Admissions


District of Columbia
Massachusetts

Court Admissions


U.S. District Court, District of Columbia
U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts